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Three stages of my messy illustration style

Many people have been asking me to discuss my artistic practices in illustration. Here is a brief run down… My style of illustration involves the following steps. Step One: Line work. It is the basic outline or shape of the elements contained within the design. I am a big fan of tracing the basic shape using reference images. The concept of the design originates in my mind/ from my thoughts. After I conceptualize the message (narrowing down what I hope to convey) I use a reference image, Photoshop, and other… Read more Three stages of my messy illustration style

1A Heart Floats: a poem

A Heart Floats Sometimes there is no attraction. Sometimes the eyes do not lock. Sometimes there is no mutual smile. No blush, extra heart beat or shock. A heart floats around life, like in a party, With a glass, empty, wanting to be filled. Seeking another heart that holds a bottle of nectar To be shared between beautiful friends. In between those times we live. Often thinking of opportunities missed. Hoping fate will smile upon us, allowing the two hearts to be joined again.

Architectural Style in Hamilton Ontario

  I have blogged about this topic before, and I will likely reference it again, as I find myself captivated. Hamilton Ontario has a downtown that is very rich in historical context, and this is evident in the edifices and landmarks.     One of the most consistent architectural features seen in Hamilton is the decorative corbel (seen above). They are used to transition an overhanging roof to the side of the building. This converted residential/ commercial space also features the same style of decorative corbel. The newly renovated Empire… Read more Architectural Style in Hamilton Ontario